The authority of grace

      
         The chief priests and the elders of the people
         came to him as he was teaching, and said,
         "By what authority are you doing these things,
         and who gave you this authority?"

                  —Matthew 21.23

         The Lord said to Moses, "Strike the rock,
         and water will come out of it,
         so that the people may drink."

                  —Exodus 17.6

         
Grace flows through you
from the heart of God.

It is stronger than stone,
than fear, than death.

You don't need a diploma,
a badge, a ruling.

Strike the rock of your life
and let the water of God flow.

Others or voices within will say
“Who do you think you are?”

Those who question your authority
are only crying with thirst.

Let your only reply be
to give them a cup.

The spring of living water
will speak for itself.

You will endure. You will thrive.
You will do miracles.